posted on Jan, 12 2013 @ 01:33 PM
Having read the article here is what can be stated:
Jackie Chan is a talented artist. His performances entertained many for so long. But does it deny him the right to an opinion, or the right to state
that opinion? At the heart of this matter, is the view that he sees that America is corrupt all based off of an interview he did in Hong Kong, and
done in Chinese.
So what exactly is the problem with this, can any one see the problems if he did not state that opinion, or if he failed to toe the party line in
Is the US full of or ripe with corruption, yes. Anyone who does not want to admit that truth, well they are not paying attention to the current
events, just try and get away with what say Lindsay Lohan gets away with and then think if the system is not corrupt or not. Or try to get away with
what those who walk the halls of power gets away with and see how far you get.
No, it is not anti american, if anything it should be a wake up call to all of us to see how things are going and more importantly how things are
percieved. The perception of the USA has gone down, way down in the view of the world, and continues to keep dropping, when we tout that everyone is
equal to the same laws, yet you see in the headlines where one person who is rich and famous gets a lighter sentence than say the person off the
street, that is a good indication of corruption in the very system that we are so adament to protect, and even threaten to kick out people.
Recently people are stating kick this group out or declare this one illegale all cause they have a message that is not popular, yet very few are
willing to stand up and protect those rights for all, including the most distasteful of messages.
Has anyone ever stopped, in this case, those who are questioning Jackie Chan and his statement, what would have happened if he stated something that
the Chinese government did not like? What would have happened to his family? Something tells me that in a country where censorship is very
commonplace, he could have lost his home, or worse as a reprisal for one statement.